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2010-05-20 14:52:00

PASCAGOULA, Miss., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VT Halter Marine Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), commented today on the OSHA citations and fines resulting from OSHA's investigation of two fatalities and two injuries occurring at the VT Halter Marine (VTHM) Moss Point facility in November of 2009. "We deeply regret this tragic accident," said Bill Skinner, CEO of VTHM. "The safety of our people is the core value our entire company is built...

2010-05-10 06:55:00

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this nighttime image of the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 7, 2010. On April 20, an explosion destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operating in the Gulf 80 kilometers (50 miles) offshore, resulting in substantial loss of life and releasing 5,000 barrels of oil per day into the water. The huge oil slick was being carried towards the Mississippi River...

2008-07-14 12:00:34

By Karen Nelson, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 13--PASCAGOULA -- Congress has stopped pumping crude oil into Strategic Petroleum Reserves in Louisiana, but that doesn't mean the Department of Energy has lost any momentum in its plan to create a new reserve at Richton. Those are two separate issues, federal officials explained, though they may seem logically connected. In May, to drop gasoline prices by a few cents, Congress voted to halt deliveries to the petroleum reserves...

2007-12-03 09:00:00

Dome's likely casualties: Seafood, rare species A plan to use the Pascagoula River or Leaf River to hollow out the Richton salt dome has been denounced by local officials, conservationists, scientists and recreational users as a potential environmental and economic catastrophe based on faulty science. The Department of Energy plan calls for drawing 50 million gallons of fresh water each day for five years to dissolve salt in the underground cavern near Hattiesburg. One hundred sixty million...

2005-09-15 18:09:17

By Tabassum Zakaria PASCAGOULA, Mississippi (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush will pledge on Thursday to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and to improve emergency plans for all cities as he scrambles to rebound from a hurricane that battered his reputation. In a prime-time address from the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Bush will say the scale of the disaster means a massive reconstruction project is required, "one of the largest reconstruction projects...

Word of the Day
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.